The Conservative Party swept the United Kingdom's snap general election early Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s gambit to bolster his parliamentary support appeared to have paid off, while the opposition Labour Party earned its worst results since 1935.

The Tories gained a 76-seat majority in the House of Commons for a total of 364 (a 45-seat gain) as the right-wing party snatched traditional strongholds away from dozens of Labour candidates, with just one constituency yet to declare. EFE-EPA